Re: open source or free software?
On 31/08/14 05:32, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2014 at 12:28:51AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
>> This is an absurd misrepresentation. No-one is threatening to prevent you
>> using the words the FSF disapprove of.
> And yet, an argument about the merits of saying "free software" versus saying
> "open source" is nothing more than an attempt to push a particular political
> stance. It's a waste of time and divisive all at once, when there are more
> important things to talk about.
I admit the subject line of the email is quite blunt but if you read the
question in my email you will find that is not what it is about at all.
What I'm really getting at is how do we explain it concisely to new
people and boost recognition of genuine free software. I didn't say
"ban this or ban that", I was just pointing out that many people are
using their own definition of open source.